Lindsay Welch


Lindsay Welch's career began with a ceramics course at Royal Worcester Porcelain followed by a degree in ceramics at Middlesex University, in the process taking time out to paint for Royal Copenhagen in Denmark. As a result, she became the creative designer for Royal Brierley Crystal and then chief designer for Pimpernel designing placemats for the American market.

Eventually she freelanced for various companies in the giftware/tableware industry over a number of years. Having moved to Birmingham, Lindsay discovered a group of sculptors working together at the university and inspired by their tutor, John Tonks, and the enthusiasm of a fun eclectic group of people, they have worked together and separately ever since as 'Shapeshifters'.

Lindsay still paints, particularly botanical water colours but sculpture probably absorbs most of her time. She has worked in wood from all corners of the globe but prefers stone, particularly Derbyshire limestone and Portland though has been known to use African and European limestone and marble, slate beds from redundant snooker tables and old fireplaces. Stone deserves to be recycled. Her current project is based on endangered species.

Lindsay also enjoys working on portrait heads and has had bronze casts made. She now lives in an idyllic haven in a very beautiful and remote part of Cornwall and in her purpose-built studio overlooking un-spoilt countryside she is immersed in a very creative community where possibilities are limitless.